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  1. 1. Aortic Thermography CatheterAortic Thermography Catheter Thermistor Dept. of Cardiology, Athens Medical School 2001
  2. 2. Study PopulationStudy Population •18 patients with angiographically documented CAD •12 patients angiographically normal coronary arteries
  3. 3. Aortic Thermography Ongoing ProtocolsAortic Thermography Ongoing Protocols Dept. of Cardiology, Athens Medical School 2001 • Measurement of atherosclerotic lesions in the aorta • Measurement of the stenotic aortic valves
  4. 4. Vulnerable Lesion or VulnerableVulnerable Lesion or Vulnerable Patient?Patient?
  5. 5. Coronary Sinus ThermographyCoronary Sinus Thermography Increased Coronary Sinus Temperature inIncreased Coronary Sinus Temperature in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease asPatients With Coronary Artery Disease as Determined by Coronary SinusDetermined by Coronary Sinus ThermographyThermography
  6. 6. To investigate whether there is temperature difference of blood between the coronary sinus and the right atrium in patients with significant lesions in left coronary artery vs patients without lesions evaluated by angiography by a new coronary sinus thermography catheter. PurposePurpose
  7. 7. Study PopulationStudy Population •18 patients with angiographically documented CAD •12 patients angiographically normal coronary arteries

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